Loxley’s ‘Unofficial ambassador’ dies

Loxley’s unofficial ambassador, long a fixture on local streets on a flag-adorned bicycle or walking in his orange vest, will be buried today following a funeral at the town’s Civic Center.

Franklin Roosevelt Brackin was known as Frank to everyone in Loxley, said Kathy Fleet, director of the Association for Retarded Citizens of Baldwin County. He died Sunday at 76.

“Frank was like an unofficial ambassador for Loxley,” Fleet said. “He had been here for over 30 years.”

‘Unofficial ambassador’ dies